Course written by Lydia O'Connor of The Hearing House

The participant will be able to:

  • Understand formants and their relation to speech development
  • Look at a child’s audiogram and identify what the child may have difficulty hearing
  • List the Erber’s Stages of Auditory Development
  • Order auditory skills in order from easiest to most complex
  • Explain the difference between detection, discrimination, identification and comprehension in relation to auditory development
  • Explain the difference between segmental and suprasegmental aspects of speech
  • Administer the Ling six sound test
  • Identify 10 techniques to promote auditory learning.

In this course we will be covering the following topics:

  • Audiograms and the Speech Banana.
  • Formants.
  • Spectograms.
  • Vowel Formants.
  • Consonants.
  • Whispering.
  • Prediction of a child’s performance from an audiogram
  • Stages of auditory development
  • The Ling 6 Sounds
  • Strategies and techniques for auditory learning

When working with people with hearing loss it is important to understand the degree of hearing loss the person has, and what their access to sound is like with their amplification. Ask to see their audiograms – both unaided and aided. It is also important to understand speech acoustics. By understanding these and how they relate to the client’s audiogram you will know what the client should be able to hear.

Estimated Course Time:

3 hours

Note: You will have four months from the date of enrollment to complete this course. You may log in and out of the course as many times as you wish during this time.


$86.25 for members
$172.50 non-members


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Prices: All prices listed include GST

Membership LevelPrice
NZSTA Member $86.25
Non-members $172.50

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